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Southside Cultural Center seeks Program Manager

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI) is a non-profit community-based multidisciplinary and multicultural art and cultural center located in Trinity Square on the south side of Providence. Its mission is to connect, cultivate, and engage community through the arts. As an annex to a 150-year-old United Methodist Church complex, the Center supports multiple performance spaces—including a 350-seat theatre—in a historic building at the intersections of Broad Street and Elmwood Avenue in Providence. Currently the Center hosts seven local arts organizations as partner tenants, with many more artists and others using the building through short and long term space rental agreements.

Position Background:|
We are seeking a culturally-sensitive, self-directed, and mission-driven individual with demonstrated experience in arts programming, performance staging and venue management to join our team.  The team leading Executive Director is joined by a group of staff, tenant partner arts organizations, and volunteer board of directors who are actively engaged in the programming and development of the Center.

The Program Manager is a new position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a proactive equitable venue use plan in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Lead the development and implementation of a revenue-generating financial model for SCCRI based upon the draft venue use plan in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Lead the development and implementation of a plan for the 2017 inaugural season per the draft use plan and budget for the venue spaces in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Develop and manage the venue calendar of events and schedule for maximum utilization of the venue spaces
  • Respond to all inquiries and requests for rental of venue spaces
  • Process rental agreements and payments according to established systems; participate in updating systems as needed
  • Network to create awareness in the community and beyond for the programming and venue space availability
  • Work with the marketing team to maintain an up-to-date and timely website and other media tools for marketing all of the above

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following characteristics and experience:

  • Will have demonstrated experience in the performing arts and arts management
  • Will thrive working in a fast-paced environment where every day is different
  • Will be detailed oriented and highly organized
  • Will be able to work within a group and individually to set and then meet goals and deadlines
  • Will be at ease working in a culturally and economically diverse community
  • Will have excellent written and oral communication skills; bilingual a plus but not required
  • Will have strong  computer skills
  • Will be available to work nights and weekends to meet programmatic needs

Administrative/Compensation:
Reports to Executive Director

Work week will begin at 30 hours and move to full time position within 9 – 12 months.  Salary and benefits will be negotiated based upon skill level and experience.

Instructions:
This search is being conducted by Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island.  Submit resume and cover letter to the attention Richardson Ogidan trinityrestorationinc@tumc.necoxmail.com. The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit resume by December 15, 2016.  No phone calls please.

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Southside Cultural Center seeks AmeriCorps (Volunteer Coordinator)

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI) connects, cultivates and engages community through the arts. A cultural center located in a historic building in Trinity Square, Providence, we are home to partner tenant organizations (Cambodian Society of Rhode Island, Laotian Community Center, Providence Improv Guild, Rhode Island Black Storytellers, and Rhode Island Latino Arts) and a resident theatre company, Wilbury Theatre Group. Collectively, our partner tenants provide the community classes in playwriting, acting, improvisation, dance, and music as well as performances and special events. Our facility is also made available for rent to community members, organizations, and schools whose events and programs help us fulfill our mission.

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island now seeks an AmeriCorps participant to work as a Volunteer Coordinator to help build capacity at the Center and further develop SCCRI’s volunteer management systems.  Part-time students may be eligible. Work week schedule is flexible.

Internship Available – Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description:
The volunteer coordinator will work with the SCCRI Executive Director and SCCRI Program Manager to facilitate volunteer recruitment and management. Ideal candidate will be outgoing, comfortable in a multi – cultural and diverse community environment, very organized and will have some interest in the performing arts. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with staff to develop organizational systems for targeted volunteer recruitment for SCCRI events, programs, special projects, marketing, and campaign initiatives
  • Developing and sustaining volunteer management organizational systems including contracts, communication  and engagement, intake through online volunteer request forms
  • Designing placement for volunteers in collaboration with the SCCRI partner tenant organizations
  • Designing placement for volunteers for activities that serve goals outlined in the SCCRI strategic plan
  • Recruiting, coordinating, managing, and supervising volunteers on a regular basis
  • Supporting organizational management for special events and programs
  • Supporting SCCRI staff to develop networks with schools and community organizations to increase involvement with Center

Qualifications
All applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • Must be a United States Citizen who is at least 17 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be experienced with Microsoft Office and Google platforms
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Spanish not required but a plus.
  • Must be flexible and available to work both evenings and weekends.

All AmeriCorps applicants must abide by LISC RI standards and complete/obtain all required materials (including having a government-issued photo I.D. and passing a national criminal background check) to be considered for this position.

Compensation:
The position includes a paid stipend and educational award upon program completion.

Instructions:
This search is being conducted by Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island.

Submit resume and cover letter to the attention Richardson Ogidan trinityrestorationinc@tumc.necoxmail.com.

The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit resume by December 20, 2016.  No phone calls please.

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FirstWorks seeks Program Manager

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

FirstWorks seeks a Program Manager to coordinate the development and operations of the FirstWorks Season including the annual PVDFest. S/he reports to the FirstWorks Executive Artistic Director, who sets the curatorial direction on the development, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of programs.

FirstWorks is a fast-paced non-profit arts organization that enhances the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs. Candidates will be considered for either a full-time position with benefits or ¾ time position. Job includes some evenings and weekends. Start Date: January 2017

Scope of responsibilities includes:
Program
• Assist EAD in researching and curating FirstWorks season
• Serve as overall project manager for the PVD Fest, coordinating with staff and partners
• Generate artist contracts and assist in negotiations
• Screen/respond to booking inquiries from artists and agents
• Maintain artist database and production calendar
• Track program budgets and monitor projected expense
• Preview local artist performances
• Assist in building and developing relationships with community partners and artists
• Provide programming support to donor events
• Oversee evaluation and documentation

Production
• Create production schedules, distribute and coordinate production staff
• Coordinate venues for performance and engagement activities
• Develop Festival footprint plan and schedule of performances
• Track the details of all artist contracts and tech riders
• Work to negotiate and fulfill artist production requirements, within budget
• Coordinate all requirements/details with venue technical director/staff
• Provide or secure stage and/or house management at FirstWorks events
• Oversee on-site front of house, signage plan and installation
• Manage artist hospitality
• Coordinate Artist transportation, including curb-to-curb delivery, vehicle rentals, reservations, etc.
• Work with Education & Community Coordinator to plan and implement engagement activities

Marketing & Fundraising
• Provide information about artists and programs for grants and reports
• Maintain knowledge of the organization’s Strategic Plan, and participate in its implementation
• Secure artist descriptions
• Coordinate performers on promotional appearances
• Assist in developing marketing campaigns
• Assist in developing sponsorship proposals, attending sponsor meetings as requested

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree • 3-4 years experience in performing arts/program development and management as well as production, logistics and/or stage management
• Broad knowledge of performing arts
• Excellent writing skills (writing samples to be provided)
• Experience negotiating and managing contracts
• Good communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
• Effective computer skills and facility with databases and spreadsheets
• Reliable automobile/transportation
• A team player willing to roll up sleeves and help the organization thrive

To apply:  Submit cover letter, resume and writing and/or work sample to jobs@first-works.org. Position will remain open until filled.

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Riverzedge is Hiring

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Riverzedge is currently looking to hire teachers for our rapidly growing Mobile Studio Program.
With our Mobile Studio program, expert teaching artists travel to schools, organizations, or worksites with projects that will inspire expression and encourage experimentation in the
visual arts, while providing hands-on learning experiences that
boost literacy, math, and science skills.
Mobile Studio has served over 1,092 students across Rhode Island since 2014, and we’re looking to expand in the upcoming months!
Location: Throughout Rhode Island; concentrated in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls.
Salary: We pay a generous per class rate, above industry standards.
Start Date: Immediately, Part Time, Permanent position.
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HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to addie@riverzedgearts.org
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This is a part time position predicated on school-based need. Hours of work vary but are likely to occur between 2pm to 6pm. Sessions generally run 4-10 weeks in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. This position is ideal for working artists looking for extra income.
*Candidates who are available M-Th afternoons will be given preference.*

The Riverzedge Mobile Studio brings challenging, project-based youth programs into low-income schools and community centers throughout the state. Progressive art and academic skill building is achieved through well designed curricula that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving with literacy- and STEAM-enriched art making. Teaching artists are responsible for delivering high-quality real world arts learning in a safe, fun, and highly engaged environment.

Education: BA/BFA/MFA degree in the visual arts preferred, with formal or informal teacher training. Practicing artists encouraged to apply.

Art Skills: Candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of at least several artistic practices and disciplines.  Candidate will be expected to have a working knowledge of observational, figurative and technical skills of drawing, painting, and 3D Design/Media as well as the ability to adapt to participants’ specific creative interests. Knowledge of art history is preferred, as well as flexibility with a variety of mediums and materials.

Required Abilities & Experience:
*  Demonstrated ability to manage a classroom while maintaining a positive and fun atmosphere;
* Experience working with youth in an urban environment, preferably
within a school-based setting;
*  Able to adeptly and efficiently create and/or follow multi series curricula and lesson plans;
* Flexible thinker, able to work with a wide variety of people from different cultures and sectors;
*  Ability to multi-task-to empower and engage youth participants while delivering sophisticated art and academic skills development;
* Able to work independently and produce high quality results while accepting supervision and working in conjunction with a diverse staff;
A familiarity with RI Program Quality Assessment Tool (RIPQA).

Supervision: This position is supervised directly by the Mobile Studio Director.

Performance: Performance of each duty evaluated against the above requirements. The Mobile Studio Director will complete at-random observations and evaluations, and will provide weekly support. Teaching artists will be required to participate in periodic professional development trainings.

About Riverzedge Arts:
Launched in 2002, Riverzedge is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change. We help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative entrepreneurship. Nationally award winning youth programs provide academic enrichment, jobs training, 21st Century skills building, and alternative routes to diploma attainment to teens, and high end experiential arts learning to K-12 youth throughout the state. Community arts and economic development initiatives convene artists, improve places and provide a platform for people of all ages to explore and express their intelligences and creative abilities through meaningful civic engagement, education, and employment. For more information, visit the website www.riverzedgearts.org.

Assurances:
Riverzedge Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all decisions affecting terms of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, political belief or affiliation, religious belief, sexual orientation, military status, disability or any other protected characteristics.
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HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to addie@riverzedgearts.org
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Jamestown Arts Center seeks Arts Education Coordinator

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Jamestown Arts Center
Arts Education Coordinator

Part time: 20 hours per week
$20/hr

The Arts Education Coordinator plans, implements, and oversees arts educational programs for the JAC, and serves as a liaison between the organization and both students and local schools. Building on existing programming, the Arts Education Coordinator is responsible for the continued development and promotion of creative year-round programming for all ages including summer arts camps.

Specific duties include:
- Identifying and hiring instructors with oversight from the Executive Director
- Overseeing existing partnerships and developing new community partnerships for educational outreach purposes
- Working with Programming Committee to develop educational outreach for performing and visual arts events
- Scheduling all classes, camps and workshops and maintaining a shared schedule
- Working with Executive Director to set educational programming budget
- Ordering and maintaining all materials and related equipment
- Maintaining and preparing classroom spaces
- Working with Marketing Manager to promote classes, camps & workshops
- Overseeing registration process in conjunction with Administrative Assistant
- Providing support to instructors
- Submitting monthly education reports to the board
- Building and maintaining positive relationships with current and potential students, and families and local schools and partners

The Arts Education Coordinator must have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years experience programming in an arts educational non-profit or school setting or related experience. The ability to work well both independently and with others is critical.

This position requires proficiency with computers, Microsoft office software, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to jamestownartscenter@gmail.com

 

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Newport Art Museum seeks Registrar (part-time)

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Registrar

(Part-Time, 2 1/2 days/week)

SUMMARY:

The Registrar oversees a growing collection of 2,000+ objects of American and contemporary art, including works on paper, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, paintings, and new media. Manages the care and control of the collections on site, implementing and revising collection policies and overseeing object movement, both internal and external. Oversees packing and shipping of works of art. Manages the logistics of outgoing loans and paperwork, as well as copyright permissions paperwork. Implements and manages security procedures, organizes and controls storage areas and contracts for outside services when necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Catalogues works of art, which includes photographing them and maintaining and updating collection management software and digital images
  • Helps ensure adherence to art safety and security procedures
  • Serves as the point person and primary contact for security and building maintenance issues, contacting our vendors and consultants who repair and maintain these aspects of the museum when necessary
  • Assists with moving works of art within the Museum and its buildings and installing permanent collection works of art, along with preparator
  • Handles collections paperwork, such as copyright permissions, loan forms, and condition reports
  • Maintains the storage and collections spaces, keeping them orderly, well-organized, and clean (occasional vacuuming and dust removal)
  • Manages all aspects of monitoring the collections environment, including integrated pest management, temperature and humidity monitoring, light level monitoring
  • Prepares objects for exhibition, storage, transport, study, or photography
  • Assists with taking out, moving, and handling artwork at for the Collections Committee and Board meetings
  • Advises on special events and media access to collections and historic interiors
  • Keeps up-to-date on the field of collections management, developments in technology, and new methods of collections care
  • Generates and installs labels for permanent collection objects on display
  • Manages the production of new labels for objects in the Museum and outside on the campus, in consultation with the Senior Curator
  • Will handle/execute tasks related to the “Newportal” project, which involves making various collections in Newport available online to the public on a site maintained by a partner-organization; will attend Newportal meetings as representative of the Museum
  • In the long term, will conduct an inventory of works on paper and other museum objects
  • Keeps track of and orders collection care supplies (boxes, labels/tags, gloves, etc.)
  • Assists with other collections and curatorial tasks as needed
  • This is a part-time position requires availability during normal business hours as well as occasional nights and weekends, when needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • A genuine interest in art and respect for the art object
  • A positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoys coming up with solutions to challenges and improving upon procedures
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to work independently and to work as a member of a team
  • An interest in design; design skills are not required but are a plus (for making labels for permanent collection objects)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A willingness to learn
  • Comfort with technology and some prior database experience
  • A willingness to take basic photographs of collection objects and some skills in Photoshop or other Image-editing software are a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and some experience with Excel is helpful
  • Work may be performed indoors and outdoors throughout the campus and sometimes off-site
  • Position may require periods of walking, bending, stretching, climbing and enough physical strength to carry heavy works of art with help from others and smaller works unassisted
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in collections management or care
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A B.A. or B.S. in art, art history, American studies, historic preservation, conservation, museum studies, library science, history, or a related field

TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter, current résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Registrar” in the subject line. This position is a part-time, salaried position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

The Newport Art Museum & Art Association, established in 1912, educates and inspires a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region, and integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all its programs. The Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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Newport Art Museum seeks Office Manager/Bookkeeper (part-time)

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Reports to: Staff Accountant & Controller

JOB SUMMARY:

Individual is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day needs of the Museum’s administrative office, including ordering supplies, communicating with vendors, and opening the mail. Additional tasks involve bookkeeping functions in support of the Museum’s Finance Department. Accounts Receivable, bi-weekly payroll, preparation of bank deposits, entries into QuickBooks, generation of departmental income/expense reports, and other general Finance Department support.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a college or associate’s degree, possess an accounting certificate, or have related experience
  • Knowledge of office administration
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office applications and QuickBooks
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing documents and entering information into QuickBooks
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and function as a team player
  • Demonstrate ability to engage effectively with staff, trustees, members, student, volunteers and all contractors and vendors working for the Museum
  • Demonstrate complete confidentiality of all Museum affairs
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Human Resource experience and an interest in the arts are a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains all records & supporting documentation in an accurate and clear manner in accordance with established procedures
  • Prepares and records deposits in QuickBooks. Ensures that all proper documentation is provided as backup for the deposit.
  • Perform the day-to-day processing of financial transactions as needed.
  • Verifies that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
  • Collects time sheets and processes payroll on a bi-monthly basis
  • Maintains updated vendor files and file numbers
  • Organizes and completes supply orders
  • Keeps Staff Accountant & Controller updated on all issues related to A/R
  • Responsible for the sorting, stamping & distribution of mail.  Stamps all checks according to procedures.
  • Performs other related duties & projects as assigned by the Staff Accountant & Controller

TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter, current résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: jobs@newportartmuseum.org, with “Office Manager/Bookkeeper” in the subject line. This position is a part-time, salaried position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

The Newport Art Museum & Art Association, established in 1912, educates and inspires a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich heritage of the Newport region, and integrates appreciation for the arts and art-making into all its programs. The Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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RISCA is Hiring A New Individual Artists Program Director!

Monday, October 10th, 2016
Want to do exciting work supporting a growing community of individual artists in Rhode Island?  Join the RISCA team as our new Individual Artists Program Director.
This position will manage and oversee the agency’s support for individual artists.  In this capacity this person will provide technical assistance and support to current and potential applicants, and to artists who approach the agency for assistance. Our Individual Artists Program Director will work within state government and in the public to identify new opportunities to support artists and grow the arts and creative sector, provide educational support on issues related to support for artists who are presenting or producing art, and more.
This individual will also help to oversee the agency’s electronic communications and information activities (web site, blog, newsletter, artist directory, social media, etc.)
RISCA is an exciting place to work, and we’d love to have you on our team. The deadline for applications is October 22nd, so apply now.  Go to Apply RI for details and to submit a cover letter and an online application.
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The Public Art Archive Seeks Program Manager In Denver, CO

Monday, October 10th, 2016
WESTAF (The Western States Arts Federation), located in Denver, Colorado, is now accepting applications for the position of Program Manager of the Public Art Archive
Position Summary
This position provides leadership for the further development of the Public Art Archive.  The Archive is a 7 year old ongoing project that seeks to acquire and make available for both public and administrative use images and data related to installed works of public art across the United States and beyond. Public Art Archive Program Manager works with the senior management team at WESTAF to build the Archive into a comprehensive and financially self-sustainable resource. The position is a full-time, salaried opportunity at WESTAF’s lower downtown Denver office.
The Organizational Culture
WESTAF is operated by a staff of 30 employees many of whom have arts or creative backgrounds. The highly entrepreneurial organization is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and mission-oriented staff and applicants from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will thrive in a setting where the day-to-day tasks vary, collaboration is critical, and employees are able to work as part of a team but are empowered to manage their workload and execute tasks independently.
Key Duties
The Public Art Archive Manager is responsible for the following key duties:
  • Collaborates with experts in the public art field to further develop and enact an ambitious vision for the Public Art Archive
  • Ensures that the current Public Art Archive site remains available to the public at a high standard of reliability and accuracy
  • Develops and maintains relationships with experts in the public art field in order to ensure that the development of the site reflects best practices
  • Manages the project in a way that guides it to a state of financial self sufficiency
  • Directs contractors in the task of validating, vetting and importing content
  • Works to relate the capabilities of the Archive to other WESTAF technology projects to take advantage of potential synergies
  • Represents the Public Art Archive at professional gatherings
  • Manages the Archive’s e-newsletter and the social media presence
Minimum General Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a master’s degree preferred
  • Aptitude for completing work objectives under limited supervision
  • Proven entrepreneurial ability
  • Knowledge of the visual arts field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A knowledge of the visual arts
Minimum Technology Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the basic architecture and processes of mid-level web sites, or the ability to quickly learn such basics
  • Proficient computer skills on both Mac and PC platforms
  • An understanding of basic social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Compensation
The position has the following compensation and benefits:
  • An annual salary in the range of $43,000 to $46,000
  • Eligibility for an annual bonus at the conclusion of one year of work
  • Three weeks of paid vacation (10 hours/month)
  • Paid sick leave earned at the rate of eight hours per month
  • Eleven paid holidays per year
  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • An RTD Ecopass
  • A retirement plan with 403(b) matching opportunities after one year of employment
To Apply
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter that details how your education and experience will allow you to successfully complete the key duties of the position noted above.  In addition, please submit a resume that outlines your general qualifications for the position along with three professional references. Please send your application materials to Laurel Sherman at Laurel.Sherman@WESTAF.org. Questions about the positions should also be directed to Ms. Sherman. The position will remain open until it is filled.

About WESTAF
WESTAF’s mission is to strengthen the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts. In its work, the organization strives to reflect the values, insights, spirit and knowledge of communities of color, indigenous peoples, and other marginalized ethnic communities in the West and ensure its programs and initiatives incorporate the diverse perspectives of the region. For more information about the work of WESTAF please go to www.westaf.org. Information about the Public Art Archive can be found at www.publicartarchive.org.
Issued September 28, 2016

 

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Chazan Gallery Call for Proposals – Deadline: Dec 1

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

THE CHAZAN GALLERY

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler is accepting artists’ proposals for solo and group shows for the 2017-2019 exhibition season.

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Please send proposals to submissions@chazangallery.org including:

-  15 digital images of your work (# 1- 5 will be juried in the 1st round)

  • Images must be numbered and listed accordingly on an image list with titles, dates, medium and size
  • Digital images should be in JPEG format, 72dpi and no bigger than 1.5 MB per image

-  A brief proposal

-  An up-to-date CV

-  Please name every file submitted with your name      (e.g. johnsmith_CV.doc, johnsmith_image01.jpeg)

Please contact elenalledo@chazangallery.org with any questions.

 

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Riverzedge Arts Seeks Bi-Lingual Assistant Program Coordinator VISTA

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Job Title:                Riverzedge Arts Bi-Lingual Assistant Program Coordinator VISTA

Organization:         Riverzedge Arts

Location:                Woonsocket, RI

Salary:                    $11,880 total living stipend for twelve months of service

Start Date:             10/31/2016

Terms:                   Full Time Temporary

 

Job Description

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Launched in 2002, Riverzedge Arts is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change.  Riverzedge’s mission – “to help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative social enterprise” – is realized through award-winning teen enrichment and job training programs, high-end experiential arts learning in K-12 settings, and community arts and economic development initiatives that convene residents and artists to improve places and quality of life. More information at riverzedgearts.org or facebook/riverzedgearts.

 

Riverzedge is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year service commitment from October 31, 2016 to October 30, 2017 for which members receive a monthly stipend, health care and other member benefits through the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The Grad Nation VISTA Volunteer will support applied STEAM (STEM + Art) learning programs for at-risk teens, helping to expand pipeline opportunities such as credit-sharing with higher education, and improving options for drop out youth and other vulnerable populations.

 

The AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer will increase graduation rates as part of programs that are nationally recognized for their innovation and impact. This position is especially critical to our organization’s and city’s goals to increase graduation rates at the high school with the lowest graduation performance in the state of Rhode Island. The member will support community empowerment by expanding leadership, engagement, performance, post-secondary access and career supports, and by building capacity for high impact alternative pathways to graduation and post-secondary success.

 

Fluency in Spanish is mandatory.

 

Member activities will include: identifying potential collaborators and coordinating meetings; helping to improve program performance through effective referrals and diversion placements, and creating credit pipelines for high-risk teens; helping to establish or improve intra-organization communication, project management and data information systems implemented at scale; helping to secure commitments among partners through formalized partnerships with MOUs, etc…; and improve and expand existing and new youth empowerment programs.

 

Other desired skills and attributes:

  • Creative self-starter who produces and documents results
  • Well-organized and professional in diverse settings
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with project management
  • Strong research, writing and presentation skills
  • Experience working with urban youth and communities

 

Note:  AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service designed specifically to fight poverty. The VISTA member commits to serve full-time for one full year at a nonprofit organization and receives an $11,880 total living stipend for those twelve months of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the Member also receives either an education award of $5,775 or cash award $1,500. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

 

How to Apply

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To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Education Director Karen Barbosa at karen@riverzedgearts.org. Interested parties should apply asap-decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

 

 

 

 

 

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Trinity Repertory Company Seeks Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY, PROVIDENCE, RI

Trinity Repertory Company, the Tony Award-winning State Theater of Rhode Island, seeks a strategic, collaborative and experienced Director of Marketing & Public Relations to plan, lead and grow its marketing and patron services activities, including subscription, single, group, and student ticket sales. As an integral member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Executive Director, this position oversees a full-time staff of seven and is responsible for developing and implementing audience development strategies and programs that result in patron acquisition, loyalty, conversion, retention and exceptional service. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be skilled in traditional and digital marketing, sales, communications and media relations; demonstrate a track record of success achieving substantial income growth, while managing budgets and resources efficiently; and have the proven ability to prioritize and manage projects and deadlines effectively. Minimum requirements include: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), seven years of successful marketing and management experience with particular strength in analytics and data-driven decision making, and a passion for or previous involvement in theater. Complete posting at www.trinityrep.com (Get Involved/Work with Us). To apply, submit cover letter/resume to jobs@trinityrep.com. Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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City of Providence – Arts, Culture + Tourism Seeks Project Manager

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

City of Providence
Department of Human Resources
Arts, Culture & Tourism
Project Manager
$52,837
Non-Union

Summary

The City of Providence Arts, Culture & Tourism (ACT) Department strengthens neighborhoods by embedding arts and cultural strategies within the City’s community development initiatives. Grant-funded creative place-making projects further this work which advances the Creative Providence cultural plan. The Project Manager reports to the ACT Director, and serves as liaison to grant funders, consultants and community partners.

This is a temporary grant funded position with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: June 30, 2017 (dependent on grant-funding)

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Assist AC+T staff in managing the Department’s major grant-funded strategic initiatives.

2. Assist with development, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of projects.

3. Provide limited technical assistance to community partners.

4. Act as liaison for community partners, consultants, and funders on special projects.

5. Recruit and supervise interns.

6. Other duties at the discretion of the Director.

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

2. 3-5 years of arts administration / project management experience.

3. Passion for Providence’s arts, cultural diversity and creativity.

4. Ability to work independently and to retain enthusiasm and good humor in an exciting but busy work environment.

5. Understanding of creative placemaking movement.

6. Experience with project planning and management including: community outreach, creative and cultural sector interaction, and interdepartmental work.

7. Preference given to candidates with demonstrated experience engaging diverse communities and/or implementing place-based strategies.

8. Ability to manage the needs the of multiple stakeholders and projects simultaneously.

9. Excellent organizational skills.

10. Strong writing and editing skills.

11. Preference given to bilingual candidates able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@providenceri.gov with “Project Manager” in the subject line.

Human Resources
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
MINORITIES AND WOMEN ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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Steelyard Seeks Communications & Events Manager

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Communications and Events Manager (CEM)

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

TERMS: Full Time, On-going, Salary with benefits as outlined in personnel policies Occasional evenings/weekends required.

The Steel Yard, an award-winning industrial arts center, seeks a full-time, experienced individual to join our vibrant community and manage communications and community events. The (CEM) will be responsible for crafting and overseeing the primary messaging for the Steel Yard and is a key player in fund development, community engagement and event coordination activities. As the main contact for press inquiries, and social-media as well as public and private partnerships for events, it is essential that the CEM is a clear communicator, a team player and a true community steward.

The CEM will also be the driving force behind event marketing, management and community partnerships. The Steel Yard will host over 10,000 people for free and low-cost community events next year in partnership with dozens of local organizations and businesses. The CEM will be the organization’s face and representative to event partners and clients, writing and negotiating contracts, and taking a leadership role in the development of plans for program expansion.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Communications

• Plan contents for and manage contributions to monthly newsletter

• Monitor and respond to all Contact@thesteelyard.org emails

• Support program staff with marketing efforts

• Update steelyard.org website as needed

• Distribute materials to press contacts for special events and courses

• Manage and coordinate merchandise production for events

• Maintain social media contributions for different programs of the Yard

• Manage image database for the organization

Events

• Manage all aspects of site-rental and participate in organizing all fundraiser events for the Steel Yard

• Maintain relationships with event vendors

• Prepare and execute contracts with site rental partners

• Coordinate deliveries and set-up with caterers and suppliers during events

• Is the primary representative for the organization with the city board of licensing, fire department and police in regards to events and rental activities

• Primary contact for renters during event planning and rentals

• Oversee HR needs for events including set-up, event staffing, management of community engagement coordinator, community volunteers as needed

• Delegate and organize tasks and responsibilities as required to staff and volunteers

• Recruit volunteers for event participation

General Administrative

• Promote the Steel Yard mission

• Participate in other organizational assignments as needed

• Regularly attend staff meetings and maintain an active office presence

• Develop best business practices for event management

REPORTING STRUCTURE

Reports to the Executive Director and, as requested to the Development Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Knowledge of Adobe Suite software for print and digital applications

Demonstrated experience in a non-profit or community event planning

Familiarity with security, liquor sales, event management and permitting

Ability to understand and manage a communications plan

Ability to multi task, manage time well and work under deadline

Desired

Experience coordinating groups of volunteers

Enthusiasm to work with numerous diverse artists and students

Interest in becoming an active Steel Yard community member

Familiarity with Olneyville, Providence and Rhode Island and local non-profits Bi-lingual / Spanish a plus

COMPENSATION:

Full studio access

Discounts on Steel Yard courses

Paid vacation

Personal time and sick leave

Healthcare split

$32,000/year starting salary

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:

The Steel Yard’s historic campus is a platform for professional artists, makers and the community to practice and learn the industrial arts. The organization fosters creative and economic opportunities, by providing workspace, tools, training and education, while forging lasting links to a local tradition of craftsmanship.

For more information, please visit our website ( http://www.thesteelyard.org ). If you are interested in learning more about the Steel Yard, Free Public Tours are hosted every Wednesday at noon. Tours meet in our office, located on the first floor of the street side of our campus in the two story brick building.

TO APPLY::: Interested candidates should submit a single PDF attachment that includes a cover letter, resume or CV and 5 – 10 images of relevant work if applicable.

The subject line of your email should be: CEM / your name. Please respond by October 15th, 2016

SEND TO::: jobs@thesteelyard.org

*** Thank you in advance for your interest in The Steel Yard. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who will be invited to interview will be contacted. Position is open until filled.

Learn more about the Steel Yard by visiting:

Event Rental Partnerships Press and Continued Reading

The Steel Yard is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

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DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: NEFA’S IDEA SWAP & CINARS BIENNALE Scholarship opportunity

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: NEFA’S IDEA SWAP & CINARS BIENNALE
Adrienne Petrillo
Program Manager, Presenting & Touring
NEFA
NEFA is working in partnership with CINARS, supported by the Québec Government Office in Boston and the Ministry of Culture, to develop ongoing relationships for international cultural exchange between artists and performing arts presenters in New England and Québec.
The exchange will:
• Aim to build an ongoing touring network between the two regions
• Increase participants’ knowledge of artists and presenters in each region
• Expand touring opportunities for artists from New England and Québec
NEFA will invite a diverse group of six to eight presenters and artists from New England to participate in two key events in November 2016. CINARS will host a counterpart delegation of six to eight arts presenters from Québec.
NEFA’s Idea Swap: November 2, 2016, in Worcester, MA
The Idea Swap is an annual one-day event for New England-based organizations that present artists to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. Each year, NEFA’s Idea Swap attracts over 150 cultural organizations and performing artists. The Idea Swap stimulates opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in arts touring and presenting while raising awareness and support for arts projects and activities available to New England communities. The Idea Swap includes informal networking, five-minute presentations of projects available for New England-wide touring, a networking lunch, and facilitated small groups to discuss project ideas. A private follow up meeting for participants may be scheduled for November 3.
CINARS Biennale: November 14-19, 2016, in Montréal, Québec
Every two years in Montréal, CINARS organizes one of the most important international performing arts conferences in the world, with nearly 1,300 professionals hailing from 40 countries including 270 show presenters, some of whom are the most influential in the business. During one week, over a hundred shows from Québec, Canada, and abroad grace the stages while workshops, networking events, as well as an exhibition hall, are teeming with participants. After 14 editions, the CINARS Biennale has become a key worldwide event in performing arts touring.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet colleagues in Québec, see the work of artists with whom they may be unfamiliar, develop collaborative touring opportunities, and participate in a peer network.
NEFA will provide New England presenters with $800 in travel support for attendance at CINARS. Complimentary registration will be provided to attend CINARS and the Idea Swap. Presenters are expected to cover the balance of their expenses, attend both events, and participate in follow up discussions or meetings.
Presenters will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Interest in developing peer relationships with peers in Québec
• Interest in learning more about a diverse range of artists from Québec
• Relationships with peer presenters in New England and the capacity to share learning with regional colleagues
• Track record of creative collaborations with performing artists, including and especially with New England-based artists
NEFA intends to invite a diverse group of presenters and artists that represent a range of geographies, community sizes, and experiences with international exchange. All presenters interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply regardless of budget size or experience with international exchange.
Artists will be invited to participate after the presenter participants have been confirmed. Artists interested in participating are welcome to contact Adrienne Petrillo to learn more about this initiative.
Applications are due by September 23, 2016; notifications will be made within two weeks after the deadline.

http://www.nefa.org/blog/developing-international-exchange-nefas-idea-swap-cinars-biennale?utm_source=Idea+Swap+2016%3A+Registration+Open%21&utm_campaign=FY16+Idea+Swap+E-blast+1&utm_medium=email

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The Providence Athenaeum seeks Director of Programs

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Director of Programs

The Providence Athenaeum, a private, nonprofit membership library dedicated to the promotion of the humanities, seeks a culturally-engaged, well-read, and enthusiastic Director of Programs to lead its expanding and nationally recognized public humanities-based programming.

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2016

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
search@provath.org

Letters may be addressed to:

Matt Burriesci
Executive Director
Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903

Principal Job Duties

The Director of Programs oversees the coordination and administration of ongoing programming at the Athenaeum, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and managing program activities. Principal duties include:

1. Program development. The Director of Programs plays a lead role on the Program Development team, and is essential in developing unique content for the Athenaeum’s salon series, book groups, member events, and other public programs.

2. Partner cultivation. The Director of Programs engages with the cultural and academic community of Providence and the surrounding area, and builds partnerships with academic institutions and departments, arts organizations, libraries, publishers, and other organizations to further the Athenaeum’s public mission.

3. Program logistics. The Director of Programs is responsible for the organization and execution of all public events, including securing speakers, arranging travel, lodging, and catering, volunteer management, and upward feedback mechanisms.

4. Budgeting. The Director of Programs develops and monitors an annual budget in coordination with the Executive Director and Business Manager.

5. Promotion and sponsorship. The Director of Programs seeks to serve and broaden Athenaeum constituencies, and to help secure support for public programming (in coordination with the Director of Membership & Development). The Director also manages the Athenaeum’s extensive “happenings around town” listings.

The ideal candidate would be:

• Culturally literate. Be aware of current trends in the arts and humanities, and be willing to understand the cultural milieu of Providence and the region. Ideal candidates would possess a humanities-based college degree.

• Intellectually curious. The Athenaeum develops events in the traditional humanities disciplines (literature, history, philosophy, and political science) as well as arts-based programs and programs dealing with politics, economics, and science and technology.

• Be enthusiastic about the role of humanities in the public arena! The Athenaeum believes in the transformative power of the arts and humanities. It is our mission to welcome and enrich the educational and cultural pursuits of our members and the community. We encourage a diverse public to engage in spirited conversation.

• Engaging and collegial. The Athenaeum is a membership library, and the Director should be able to establish and cultivate strong relations with members and donors, as well as partners, staff, board, and other Athenaeum constituencies.

• Be highly organized. Have familiarity with Excel or other spreadsheet/database concepts, be strong in advance planning, and be detail-oriented.

• Have experience with event management, especially in a nonprofit environment. The director should have 3-5 years of experience in event management.

Schedule and working environment
The Director of Programs is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk), but a flexible schedule is available, as this job requires some evening and weekend work (the programming season is typically September through May). The Providence Athenaeum is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, just blocks from Brown University and RISD.

Salary and benefits
$50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience. The Athenaeum offers an attractive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401K contribution, and four weeks of paid vacation.

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Artists’ Exchange Announces Call for Stage Manager

Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Common Fence Music Search for Musical Director

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Common Fence Music (CFM) is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization that presents primarily acoustic music rooted in American and world traditions. The organization was founded in 1993 from a vision that providing folk and roots music of many cultural traditions would enhance the cultural life of the community. There are approximately 15 concerts each year that represent acoustic musical traditions including American, Celtic, Cajun, African, Latino, and Klezmer. Families and individuals come to our rented space, Common Fence Point Community Hall, in Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, RI, early with their dinner picnic baskets and stay for the concert.
The concert series is administered by a part time Musical Director and volunteers. CFM has a Board of Directors that oversees the organization.
The mission of CFM is to:
♪ Present artists and musical genres underplayed in the region.
♪ Create a community among people who attend through the intimate atmosphere
and sharing of the “folk tailgate party” experience.

♪ Nurture emerging artists, including singer-songwriters.
♪ Preserve older musical forms, often practiced in small circles of devotees,
but not widely presented in this community.
♪ Educate area youth to appreciate and participate in folk and world music
and reach out to underserved youth in Newport County.
We are searching for a Musical Director beginning in January 2017. The individual will begin training in the fall of 2016 by coming to several CFM concerts and observing the work of the current Musical Director, Tom Perrotti.

Among the duties of the Musical Director are:

Work with booking agents, managers and artists to schedule the 15 shows per year (during the months of September, October, November, December, March, April and May). This includes negotiating the contracts for each show.
Manage the CFM concerts. This includes coordinating the concert box office volunteer staff, handling telephone calls, coordinating Brown Paper Tickets, depositing night of show receipts (ticket sales, raffle proceeds, kitchen sales), coordinating day of performance room layout and table/chair setup, and being a liaison to the membership chair.
Organize the logistics of the performers which includes arranging for their overnight accommodations and meals, hiring the sound system, being a liaison between band and sound engineer.
Coordinate the marketing for all of the shows.
Be responsible for public relations which includes advertising the specifics of each show, writing and distributing press releases, being a liaison with the graphic designer.
Work closely with the grant writing team in order to insure the financial health of CFM.
Work closely with the CFM Board of Directors.
Compensation: $10,000 per year with the possibility of yearly bonuses which is dependent on the finances of CFM for that year.
In order to apply for the CFM Musical Director position please send us a cover letter indicating your interest in the job of Musical Director and your resume. Send the letter and resume to CFM board member and grant writer Irene Glasser, at Irene_Glasser@brown.edu.
Please respond by August 22, 2016.
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Riverzedge recruiting bi-lingual media and marketing VISTA

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Job Title:              Riverzedge Arts Bi-Lingual Media and Marketing VISTA

Organization:     Riverzedge Arts

Location:             Woonsocket, RI

Salary:                  $11,797 total living stipend for twelve months of service

Start Date:          08/15/2016

Terms:                  Full Time Temporary

 

Job Description

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Launched in 2002, Riverzedge Arts is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change.  Riverzedge’s mission – “to help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative social enterprise” – is realized through award-winning teen enrichment and job training programs, high-end experiential arts learning in K-12 settings, and community arts and economic development initiatives that convene residents and artists to improve places and quality of life. More information at riverzedgearts.org or facebook/riverzedgearts.

 

Riverzedge is seeking 2 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members for a one-year service commitment from August 15, 2016 to August 12th, 2017 for which members receive a monthly stipend, health care and other member benefits through the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The Bi-Lingual Media and Marketing VISTAs will help Riverzedge build out parent, community and youth outreach, and further develop engagement and empowerment systems, providing critical capacity to chart our path forward.

 

AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers will help to promote exciting new opportunities, to better document and share our success across a wide range of media and initiatives, and to help us to expand our reach to new participants, volunteers, partners and supporters. These positions are especially critical to our organization’s and city’s goals to increase graduation rates at the high school with the lowest graduation performance in the state of Rhode Island.

 

Fluency in Spanish and Adobe Creative Suite are mandatory!

 

Member activities will support the launch of a new for-credit initiative, new parent programming, the growth and sustainability of youth driven empowerment expansions catalyzed and led by youth, and the overall visibility and success of Riverzedge in meetings goals and objectives through systems building in communications.

 

Other desired skills and attributes:

  • Creative self-starter who produces and documents results
  • Well-organized and professional in diverse settings
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Extensive experience with project management
  • Excellent research, writing and presentation skills
  • Social media savvy
  • Experience working with urban youth and communities

 

Note:  AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service designed specifically to fight poverty. The VISTA member commits to serve full-time for one full year at a nonprofit organization and receives an $11,797 total living stipend for those twelve months of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the Member also receives either an education award of $5,775 or cash award $1,500. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

 

How to Apply

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To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Education Director Karen Barbosa at karen@riverzedgearts.org. Interested parties should apply asap-decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

 

 

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Riverzedge Arts Seeks Experienced Public Artists for NEA Funded “Artist in Experience” Program

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Riverzedge Arts is pleased to announce a new opportunity for high caliber public artists to work with teen artists in our Public Art Lab (PAL).

Three rotating Artists in Experience (AIEs) will be chosen for paid mentoring residencies that support development, design, fabrication and installation of site-specific works in Woonsocket, RI. Ideal candidates are experienced, visionary Public Artists with a demonstrated track record in urban settings, and strong interest in sharing their creative and business processes with fledgling artists.

Each AIE will be commissioned to spend approximately 3 months mentoring teen creation—facilitating field, on-line, print and live research, community engagement, design, creation, installation, promotions and events—with leveraged resources and support from Riverzedge staff, board, VISTAs and community volunteers.

In line with teen artist goals to create contemporary works that beautify and inspire, new works will invite, engage and democratize public experience of art, at the same time improving the future prospects of a post-industrial city and its people.

Candidates must be able to work on-site at Riverzedge 2 afternoons per week for approximately 5 hours per day, before and during afternoon program hours of our Studio Arts & Entrepreneurship Program, which runs Monday-Thursday year round.

Candidates must have experience siting and producing works subject to city administration and federal approval. In-studio time will consist of drafting proposals and rendering models with youth among other components of highly successful projects.

Candidates should have a strong body of work consisting of public sculpture and installation. Youth mentorship experience is preferred, but not necessary.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and work samples to ben@riverzedgearts.org. More information on Riverzedge Arts at http://riverzedgearts.org or facebook/riverzedgearts

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